APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (21 November 2019)

On 21 November 2019, the APTLD Board held a regular teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77

The Board noted with satisfaction a strong turnout for the Meeting and progress in preparations, which are well on track. The Board committed to take extra efforts to ensure the community’s more active participation in the Meeting.

Selection of APTLD77 Fellows

The Board has evaluated applications for APTLD Fellowships and selected by closed vote Messrs. D.D. Prabbath (.LK), Saysomvang  Souvannavong (.LA) and Eldar Ishimbaev (.UZ) as APTLD77 Fellows and Messrs. Muhammad Kashif Fayyaz (NTC Pakistan), Sergo Karakozov (IDN ccTLD for Georgia) and Askhat Gimranov (.UZ) as APTLD77 Alternate Fellows.

The Board noted with satisfaction a strong competition and expressed its appreciation to all the contesters for their keen interest in the Fellowship program.

The Board suggested GM promptly reach out to the selectees to ensure timely visa and travel arrangements for them.

Discussion and Approval of GM’s 2020 Business Plan

The Board considered the updated 2020 Business Plan and decided to have another round of Board consultations on the matter until 15 December 2019.

The State and Execution of the 2019 APTLD Budget

The Board received GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the healthy balance has allowed APTLD to undertake consistent Meeting planning efforts while keeping the balance in the black nonetheless.

Approval of the APTLD 2020 Budget

The Board considered a draft 2020 budget proposed by GM and decided to have another round of Board consultations on the matter until 15 December 2019

Adoption of the APTLD Accountability and Transparency Framework

The Board considered a submission by Prof. Yudo Giri Sucahyo, Chair of the TAFDWG, and decided to have another round of Board consultations on the matter until 15 December 2019.

APSIG’s invitation to GM to Join Its Advisory Council.

The Board discussed an invitation of the new leadership of the Asia Pacific Internet Governance School to GM to join the APSIG Advisory Council and resolved that the nomination should help promote good practices and community oversight of the important educational vehicle, and suggested GM accept the invitation.


The Board also considered a number of other administrative and corporate governance matters.